inequality problem

sagar1127

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is it possible to have an inequality as:

n>n-19
or
n<n-19
 

stapel

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Yes.

Now could you please elaborate on what you mean? Providing the full and exact text of the original exercise would probably be helpful.

Thank you.

Eliz.
 

sagar1127

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it was a question on a worksheet and the question was something like this:

23x+4-2+22x...>25x6-8......
it was a multispet inequalty

my final steps were (i think):
n+6>n-13
-6 -6

n>n-19
 

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Not having the original question, it's hard to comment on the validity of your answer. But since "n > n - 19" simplifies to the true statement "0 > -19", there is nothing wrong with the final (trivial) inequality.

Eliz.
 

sagar1127

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thank you
 
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